Fall & Winter Hikes, Runs & Walks On Long Island
Get out, get fit and enjoy beautiful surrounding at these runs and walks in Huntington Township and the communities surrounding it .
Fall 2023 Runs
9/17- Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run/Walk/Ruck- Huntington - The 9/11 Heroes Run/Walk/Ruck activates and unites communities to honor the sacrifices of those heroes from September 11th and the wars since, to include veterans, active duty, first responder, and families of the fallen.
9/23- Great Cow Harbor 10K Run& 2K Fun Run/Walk- Northport- Great Cow Harbor 10K Run is one of the most prestigious foot races in the country. Runner's World has named the Great Cow Harbor 10K Run as one of the top 100 races in the USA. New England Runner regularly places The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run in its Top 100 Races, stating "Big race atmosphere in a small town on the Island; it's a winner! Who says those "rolling" courses can't be fun?" The 2K Fun Run / Walk has been a huge success.
9/23- Smithtown Running of the Bull 1K Fun Run & 5K- Proceeds from the run are in part to benefit Angela’s House for Technology-Dependent Children - Run organizers ask that all runners bring a food item for the Smithtown Food Pantry.
9/23 - S'Mores For More Sunset Run
TBD- Ocean to Sound 50 Mile Relay- Benefits go to support the Greater Long Island Running Club. GLIRC produces and manages 30+ quality events annually!
10/21 - Post Office Cafe Annual Race for MPS- raise awareness and funds for the National MPS Society.
10/28- Greenlawn Fire Department Annual Halloween 5K Run- Run the fast and flat 5k course through the town of Greenlawn beginning and ending at the Greenlawn Fire Department's Headquarters.
10/22 - Michael Sena's Run for Hope - all proceeds go to the Michael Sena Memorial Fund, Inc a 501(c)(3) public charity focused on raising awareness about drug addiction, while sharing knowledge and resources for those battling addiction and their families.
Virtual Run- October 23rd- October 30th
10/29 - Heart & Sole 5k - Proceeds from this race will help support the Deborah Tascone-Kennedy, RN Care Giver Center, Home of Heidi’s Helping Hands as well as benefit Plainview and Syosset Hospitals, helping to expand community initiatives including scholarship funds for local high school students and additional community health education programming.
11/12- Nassau County 5k & 10k Turkey Trot- proceeds go to INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)
11/23 - Townwide Fund - Thanks4giving Run
11/24- Smiles Turkey Trot - 5K Fun Run with proceeds going to Kids Run Long Island
TBD- Oyster Bay Turkey Trot 5K By the Bay- The Longest Consecutive Turkey Trot in the Tri-State
12/2- Annual Seaford Wellness Hot Chocolate 5K Run/Walk - All proceeds from this community event are used specifically for programs in Seaford
12/10- Jingle All The Way 5K - athletes are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy for sick and underprivileged children across Long Island to the race. All toys go to the John Theissen Children's Foundation Annual Toy Drive www.jtcf.org
Leaf Peeping & Top Hiking Locations
Details are still to be determined- check back in December
1st Day Hikes & Run 2024
1/1 NYS Parks Dept Hosted 1st Day Hikes on Long Island:
-Caumsett State Park
-Bethpage State Park
-Shirley Chrisholm State Park
-Jones Beach State Park
-Connetquot River State Park Preserve
-Sunken Meadow State Park
-Ridge Conservation Area
-Hallock State Park Preserve
-Montauk Point State Park
Seal Walks 2024
Montauk & Jones Beach locations
For more great runs & hikes...
Northport Running Club - coordinates runs and events through the year.
Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC)- hosts runs across Long Island.
Long Island Greenbelt Conference - unique, non profit grassroots org that has created more than 200 miles of hiking path on LI & more.
Run.LI - a portal dedicated to Long Island runners.
NYS Winter Run Series - various runs throughout state parks
EventPower Empower Youself- empowerment events, runs and races